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President's Report 1
If you ask alumni what they remember most about their time at Lebanon Valley College, you
will hear a resounding response: "the people," Ties forged within our community are
sustained throughout lifetimes. Rooted in intellectual discussions, moments of growing
maturity and celebrations of success, relationships flourish and deepen here. It is a place
where professors become involved with the lives of their students, and in return, those
students look to their mentors for support, guidance and influence, even long after their
college days are over.
For more than 130 years, Lebanon Valley College has prepared students in mind and spirit for the
world beyond the campus. Starting with their first days on campus, students are guided by faculty
and administrators to follow their interests and talents. The Valley is a community where teaching
and learning come first.
When students graduate, they take with them more than a diploma. They leave with unique
experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Professors at the Valley take the time
to know their students, and they encourage them to be contributors to the society around them. This
influence motivates graduates to contribute to the outside world rather than to merely consume the
resources that surround them.
Some of the awards presented at Commencement recognize these strong bonds between teachers
and students. Members of the LVC family created these awards to honor such connections. For
example, the C.F. Joseph Tom Senior Award in Economics was established by Dr. Tom, professor
emeritus of economics, to honor a major for outstanding scholarship and good campus citizenship.
Another example is the Andrew Bender Memorial Chemistry Award, which was established in 1952
by the Chemistry Club to honor the former chair of the department. This award is given to an
outstanding senior chemistry major.
The Jean O. Love Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology was created to recognize 3 1
years of service to the students of Lebanon Valley College by Jean O. Love, professor emerita of
psychology. This award is presented to an outstanding senior psychology major on the basis of
scholastic average and potential for leadership in the field. Recently, education alumni created an
award in honor of Dr. June E. Herr '34, H'97, associate professor emerita of education, who served as
an assistant professor of education from 1959 to 1980.
This tradition of guidance and influence continues today. In the pages that follow, you will read
the narratives of mentors and students. I invite you to share in these stories and to remember your
LVC relationships with fondness. It is through these experiences that our students learn more than to
excel in academics; they realize their potential to contribute to the world.
During the 2001-2002 academic year, the College was awarded reaccredidation by the Commission
on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This reaccredidation
process marked the conclusion of a year-long self-study led by faculty and administrators, focusing on
Lebanon Valley College
G. David Pollick
Tor more than 130
years, Lebanon Valley
College has prepared
students in mind and
spirit for the world
beyond the campus."
"LVC aspires to
pursue its mission
within a community
in which caring and
concern for others
is a core value."
the issue of managing growth. The reaccredidation, which occurs every 10 years, was an unqualified
success because it came without any reservations — a rare occurrence for any college.
Despite concerns brought on in the wake of September 11, study-abroad programs continued to
thrive. Dr. John Kearney, professor of English, spent the fall semester guiding 10 students in our
London program. Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and assistant professor of religion and philosophy,
traveled with 21 students to our program in Hamilton, New Zealand. An additional 39 students
took advantage of opportunities to study in Salamanca, Spain; Maastricht, Netherlands; Cologne,
Germany; or Perugia, Italy, as well as other destinations beyond the Annville campus.
The 2001—2002 fiscal year witnessed the public announcement of Great Expectations; A
Campaign for Lebanon Valley College, the largest fund-raising effort in the history of our
institution. This campaign is a multi-year effort to secure $50 million in philanthropic gifts to
advance the College's mission and vision. Launched in May with more than $32 million of the $50
million goal in hand, the campaign received support from 97 percent of our faculty and staff and
100 percent of the Board of Trustees.
Additional financial support, including several large gifts, came from many others in the College
family. Through the assistance of good friends Anne B. Sweigart and Garth Sprecher, the Brossman
Foundation will be sponsoring the new digital communications laboratory during the upcoming
revitalization of Lynch Memorial Hall. The College also received gifts from The Prudential
Foundation in honor of Kiyofumi Sakaguchi '67, the Dellinger family in honor of the families led by
Dr. Woodrow Dellinger '33 and Curvin Dellinger '38, and the late Dr. Elizabeth Geffen, professor
emerita of history, as well as more than $226,418 from alumni, parents and other friends through the
annual phonathon. This continued support is greatly appreciated by our students.
In the College's mission statement we read, "Lebanon Valley College aspires to pursue its
mission within a community in which caring and concern for others is a core value." In my seventh
year at Lebanon Valley College, I have no doubt that this promise is fulfilled. I hear its testimony
each time a member of the Valley family speaks to me of their favorite professor, or how their
experience would not have been possible without the support and guidance of College
administrators. I see this mission come to life each time members of the Valley come together to
help each other in moments of need. I witness these words as students reach beyond their home at
LVC to aid and preserve the community around them. I see them looking for guidance and moving
beyond the influence they receive during their brief time here. I witness their growth and I cannot
wait to see what comes next.
G. David Pollick
President, Lebanon Valley College
Lebanon Valley College
Wes '75, Mary, Ella and Woodrow
5. "Ship" Dellinger '62 pause for a
photograph outside the newly
completed Dellinger Hall.
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Dr. G. David Pollick, LVC
president (far left), prepares to
break ground for the new
1,550-seat gymnasium being
built on the College's North
Campus. He is joined by (I. to
r.) Dr. Thomas C. Reinhart
'58, H'97, Great Expectations
campaign chair, Kathleen
Tierney, athletic director; and
Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55, chair
of the Board of Trustees.
In May, Dr. Thomas C. Reinhart
'58, H'97 announced the largest
fund-raising effort in Lebanon
Valley College history at a gala
dinner-dance on campus. Thanks
to thousands of hours logged by
many volunteers and financial
support from friends, the Great
Expectations campaign, chaired by
Dr. Reinhart, was launched with
over $32 million of the $50
million goal in hand. Ninety-
seven percent of the LVC faculty
and staff contributed, as well as
the entire Board of Trustees,
reflecting not only an extremely
high level of participation for a
College campaign, but also an
extremely strong belief in the
future of the College.
The campus is already
changing due to the initial success
of Great Expectations. Ground was
broken for a new gymnasium in
February, and when it is finished
next fall, the new arena will
accommodate a 36 percent increase
over the current seating capacity
in Lynch Gymnasium. The
relocation of the gym will result in
the consolidation of all athletic
facilities on the North Campus.
Renovations to Lynch Memorial
Hall are expected to follow this
spring, as Lynch Gymnasium is
converted to a multi-story atrium
with academic and social areas.
Hall was named in
honor of over a dozen
members of the
family, who have
supported the College
as students, trustees,
alumni leaders and
friends for over
Due to a generous gift from
The Prudential Foundation, the
new math library in Lynch will be
named in memory of Kiyofumi
Sakaguchi '61, and a scholarship
will be established with
preference given to students from
Japan. New classrooms, a lecture
hall and new faculty offices are
also part of the Lynch redesign.
Plans also call for a complete
revitalization of the Garber
Science Center. Garber will
feature an atrium, interior gardens
and huge windows, opening up
the sciences to the outdoors, and
allowing passersby to see the new
state-of-the-art facilities inside.
A student walks by the flowering
dogwood trees in front of the
Vernon and Doris Bishop Library.
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A group of students gather after a
physical therapy class in Garber
Science Center. The students are
(front: I. to r.): Kate Koep D'06,
Casey Burall D'07, Pam Brockwell
D'07 and Chris Whitcomb '05;
(back: I, to r.) Jonathan Rill D'07,
Josh Anderson D'07, Ben Teyssier
D'07 and Cheryl Uaurer D'07.
In the fall, Sheridan Avenue was
upgraded to a boulevard accented
by gardens. The following spring,
the cherry blossoms bloomed,
creating an inspiring environment
for learning. Work continued on
the new residential quad at the east
end of campus. The completed
quad includes Marquette Hall,
Dellinger Hall, a new student
activities building and a central
plaza with a fountain. Dellinger
Residence Hall was named in honor
of over a dozen members of the
extended Dellinger family, who
have supported the College as
students, trustees, alumni leaders
and friends for over a century. The
Dellingers contributed a significant
gift to the Great Expectations
campaign. Dr. Rex Herbert 72 was
on hand during Alumni Weekend
for the dedication of the College's
soccer stadium, Herbert Field,
named in honor of his late parents.
The field has won several top
In the late spring, the new
streetscape project on Main Street
in Annville began after 10 years of
planning. New water and sewer
lines are being laid, electrical wires
are being relocated to the backs of
buildings, and brick-lined
sidewalks are being installed along
with attractive streetlights, trees
and plantings. The project
includes repaving the road and
widening the main intersection to
make the road safer for drivers and
pedestrians. LVC has pledged a
quarter of a million dollars toward
the project, and made the first
installment of $50,000 at the
College's opening breakfast in late
August 2001. At the same time,
LVC donated $8,000 to Annville-
Cleona schools and $8,150 to
Annville Township commissioners
to use at their discretion.
The College experienced another
year of record growth with 420
freshman students enrolling in
September, bringing the total full-
time enrollment to 1 540 students.
U.S. News & World Report in its
"America's Best Colleges" issue
once again recognized Lebanon
Valley as one of the finest colleges
of its kind in the country. LVC
ranked 22nd in its group of 167
colleges and universities in the
north, and was also designated the
#5 "Best Value" in its category.
In March, students participated in
the College's inaugural Relay for
Life marathon, raising over
$19,000 to fight breast cancer.
The relay was part of the College's
Wellness Days, which are
dedicated to promoting health
issues through lectures and games.
Plans also call for a
of the Garber Science
Center. Garber will
feature an atrium,
interior gardens and
huge windows, opening
up the sciences to the
outdoors, and allowing
passersby to see the
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Dutchmen Day 2002
Fun began in earnest with the
first-ever Dutchmen Day at the
Valley. Students awoke on an
unusually warm April day to find
classes suspended and replaced
with activities, such as rope pulls
and egg tosses. Sponsored by
Student Government, this bonus
day saw faculty and administrators
joining the students in everything
from Twister to Softball,
basketball and flag football. A
community service clean-up
project at Quittee Creek Park was
part of the day's activities.
Elizabeth Jones '02 and
Dan Komorowski '03
have a friendly boxing
match during the College's
first Dutchmen Day.
The College's annual colloquium
highlighted the 1960s, allowing
the students to consider major
political events of the time, such as
the Vietnam War and the battle for
civil rights, as well as the social and
artistic scene. Bobby Seale came to
campus to discuss the connection
between this turbulent decade and
the future. Seale, founder of the
Black Panther Party for Self
Defense, is now a community
liaison at Temple University.
Seale was the first in a line of
distinguished guests to visit the
Valley last year. That list included
Todd Gitlin, author of The Sixties:
Years of Hope, Days of Rage; poet
Stephen Dunn, a 2001 Pulitzer-
Prize winner and author of 1 1
collections of poetry, who gave a
reading in March; Woodrow
Wilson Visiting Fellow Marjorie
Margolies-Mezvinsky, who visited
campus for a week in February and
discussed the empowerment of
women; and Dr. David M. Joyner,
an orthopedic surgeon who spoke
on idealism and the role of
athletics in education when he was
honored as the 2002 Founders Day
Award winner in the spring.
Honoring Our Own
Dr. Barney Raffield HI, professor
of business administration, was
invited to deliver the Springer
Lecture in International Business
Management. He drew on his
experiences as a Fulbright Scholar
in the Ukraine to discuss its
painful journey from communism
Business students in Phi Beta
Lambda dominated the State
Leadership Conference in
Harrisburg. All LVC members
The College's annual
the 1960s, allowing the
students to consider
major political events of
the time, such as the
Vietnam War and the
battle for civil rights, as
well as the social and
who attended the conference
placed in the state's top three
positions in their respective
events, with six first-place finishes
and one third-place finish.
Dr. Stephen Williams,
professor of biology, presented a
keynote speech at an international
conference in Japan on carnivorous
plants. Williams is one of the
world's leading experts on the
movements of animal-eating
The LVC Symphony Orchestra,
under the direction of Dr. Johannes
Dietrich, associate professor of
music, made its first tour of
Europe, performing in Austria and
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Italy. Their program included a
piece composed by 17-year-old
Gregory Strohman, son of Tom
Strohman '75, associate professor
The History Department
received a generous gift from Dr.
Elizabeth Geffen, former chair and
professor emerita, who passed away
in September 2002. She
established a trust to enhance an
existing scholarship in her name.
At the College's largest
Commencement ever, over 400
students heard Dr. Allan Wolfe,
chair and professor of biology,
deliver the Commencement
address, an honor bestowed on him
Left: Michelle Bogish '03 masters
the hula hoop while her friends
(I. to r.) Dianna Gephart '03,
Dave Ingalls '03, Katie deProphetis
'04, Erin McGeorge '03 and Matt
Bubnis look on.
Right: The Suzanne H. Arnold Art
Gallery hosted a wide range oj
exhibitions, including From Pop to
"Op": American Art in the 1960s.
as the recipient of the 2001
Thomas Rhys Vickroy
Distinguished Teaching Award.
The 2002 Vickroy Award went to
Marie Bongiovanni, chair and
associate professor of English,
while Gene Veno, adjunct
instructor in business
administration, was honored with
the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for
Inspirational Teaching. Morton
Spector P'79, trustee emeritus,
received an honorary degree. The
highest student honor, the
Howard Anthony Neidig Award,
went to Meredith McGinley '02, a
summa cum laude graduate in
psychology. Senior class members
reflected the gratitude they felt
toward the College when 97
percent of them fulfilled their
pledge for the class gift, the
highest participation rate of any
class in the history of the College.
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art
Gallery offered a wide range of
exhibitions throughout the year,
beginning with 16th-century
prints from Albrecht Diirer and
then leaping forward to an
exhibition keyed to the College's
1960s colloquium: From Pop to
"Op": American Art in the 1960s.
Next on display were American
watercolors from the CIGNA
Museum and Art Collection,
featuring Winslow Homer and
Lancaster artist Charles Demuth
among many others. The next
exhibition, featuring Rembrandt
etchings, was organized by
Dr. G. David Pollick presents the
President's Award to members of
the College's chapter of Best
Buddies as part of Founders Day
ceremonies. They are (I. to r.)
Chapter President Jennifer Peirson
'03, Megan Weibley '03, Maria
Perozzi '04 and Stacy Shirk '04.
Lebanon Valley College and slated
to travel to art galleries at Ursinus,
Muhlenberg and Franklin &
Marshall Colleges in the coming
academic year. The final
exhibition was based on the works
of another Lancaster artist with the
eponymous title Mark Workman:
Fields of Vision. Workman is
considered one of the most
insightful interpreters of Lancaster
County landscapes. His exhibition
came to the Arnold Gallery after
opening first in New York City.
Senior class members
reflected the gratitude
they felt toward the
College when 97 percent
of them fulfilled their
pledge for the class gift,
the highest participation
rate of any class in the
history of the College.
r all in the
Together, Dr. Allan and Julie Wolfe have reached out to decades
of LVC students. He has helped shape the minds and direct the
professional lives of young men and women who have gone on to
become doctors, teachers and scientists. She has worked to soothe
the physical pains and emotional stresses that often surround the
academic life of students.
For Dr. Wolfe, chair and professor of biology, the decision to join LVC was
a simple one. In 19<$8, after finishing his doctoral degree at the University of
Vermont, he sat down for an interview with Dr. Francis Wilson, chair of
biology. The meeting went so well that Wolfe accepted the position
immediately, canceling an interview he had scheduled with Mount St. Mary's
College the following day.
For the past 35 years, Dr. Wolfe has had a simple but effective method for
achieving success. "The best thing I can offer the students is an example," he
said. "Set a high work standard. Come early and stay late; work hard, but still
have lots of fun, and like what you are doing." One of the most rewarding
experiences for Wolfe has been independent study, the opportunity to work
with students as colleagues. "Teaching is a lot like parenting," explained the
father of four. "You have to work with the students and convince them they
can do things they thought they couldn't. You have to encourage them to earn
independence and to not be afraid of failure."
Parenting skills have also come into play for Julie Wolfe, director of the
Shroyer Health Center and head nurse, whose "mom" hat has received a lot of
use since she joined the College in 1975. Whether she is making a follow-up
call, sending an e-mail to someone who is sick, or tracking down information
about an illness in order to better educate a student, the one-on-one contact is
vital. "Feedback from students and parents is my greatest satisfaction," she said
when asked about how she measures her own success. "I talk to parents at the
beginning of the year and tell them I'll treat their kids the way I'd want to see
my own children treated."
The Couple has many positive things to say about the quality of students at
LVC. "We have really nice students," Julie said. "Some people think you have
to question and rebel to have an exciting campus, but the students here have
proven that's just not true."
& Julie Wolfe
"Set a high work
standard. Come early
and stay late; work
hard, but still have
lots of fun, and like
what you are doing."
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Dr. Bryan Hearsey
& Lisa Pfautz '00
"In a way, he was
my friend, pulling
for me in the
challenges I faced."
Dr. Bryan Hearsey knows that learning does not stop at the
classroom door. "The best learning happens when students
come and talk about their individual problems," said the
professor of mathematical sciences and coordinator of the
Actuarial Science Program. "I have had the opportunity to
work with many good students."
Lisa Pfautz '00, a nontraditional student who now works as an actuarial
administrator for Markley Actuarial Services, Inc., said, "Dr. Hearsey was
always available for me. His office door was always open."
"He was always involved with the students, even outside of class,"
remembered Thomas Zimmerman '83, a consulting actuary with Conrad
Siegel, Inc., in Harrisburg. He interacted with Hearsey at many Math Club
picnics and parties.
This outside activity continues even now for the Washington State
University doctoral graduate. Hearsey, who has taught at LVC since 1971, is
an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (SO A) and serves on their Joint
Committee on Academic Relations and as the SOA liaison to the Mathematical
Association of America.
"He inspired actuarial majors by continually pumping up the profession and
keeping us energized that way through the four years," added Zimmerman.
Hearsey did much of his own learning outside the classroom as well.
Although well trained in mathematics, he had never taken an actuarial class, so
when he took over the actuarial program in the late 1970s, he taught himself
the material as he taught his first few classes. While teaching those classes,
Hearsey also began to take the required actuarial exams, helping him
understand what his students had to go through.
"I felt closer to those students," said Hearsey. "I was very sympathetic."
"He really stressed passing the actuarial exams," noted Zimmerman, "and
that is what employers are looking for."
"He was very good about sharing realistically what it takes to learn
something," agreed Pfautz who also took advantage of the actuarial exam study
sessions Hearsey offered outside of regular classes. "In a way, he was my friend,
pulling for me in the challenges I faced," said Pfautz, who has kept in touch
with her former professor, as has Zimmerman. "He was definitely a mentor for
me. He still is."
President's Report 13
r. Jeanne Hey sees parallels between economics and college
itself. The influence of each is not limited to classroom lessons,
but can be found in the everyday experiences of living.
"Economics," said Hey, "is about making choices at every level
— choices that the government makes, professors make,
students make, the school makes ..."
Similarly, college is not just a place for students to master a subject.
"I see college as four years where students get to grow up in a somewhat
protected atmosphere, a place where they can make mistakes and not suffer
dire consequences," said Hey, a professor of economics at LVC since 1989 who
received her master of business administration and doctoral degrees from
"To make sense of economic events, you have to be able to personalize a
little bit or at least bring it down to the level of behavior . . . because it is a
very abstract subject," she explained.
"It is everywhere; you use it every day without even knowing it," said Lucas
Yezik '02, who majored in economics and Spanish. ""Dt. Hey liked to tie in a
lot of things and mention real-life situations."
Hey, a specialist in economic theory and environmental and health
economics, challenges her proteges with discussions ranging from how car sales
are affected by the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates to the economic
fallout from the September 1 1 attacks.
"Distribution of wealth, unfair taxes — I don't mind taking a stand on
those issues, because I want them to care about it. I want them to be appalled
at certain things," Hey said.
"She really enjoys communicating with students in the classroom. She
always has a smile on her face," Yezik noted. "If I saw something in The Wall
Street Journal and just wanted to talk about it, she would always stop what she
was doing and sit down and chat."
"The mother in me comes out," said Hey, who raised six children and is
now helping others with decisions that influence their lives.
"You come to the Valley; you leave a slightly different person," she added.
"What is the 'you* that is going to go forth into the world?"
Dr. Jeanne it ey
& Lucas Yezik '02
"Dr. Hey liked to tie
in a lot of things and
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Dr. H. Anthony
Neidig '43 (center)
Dr. Ross W
Fasick '55 &
"He was always a
For Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55, Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, professor
emeritus of chemistry, was a mentor, father figure and the "cool"
young scientist who proved that athletes had a place in the
laboratory. "I was interested in chemistry since third or fourth
grade, but I was also an athlete," Fasick explained. "Scientists were
conveyed as geeks, but Tony was at the other end of the spectrum. He was a
cool guy. He changed my whole attitude about being a scientist." After
earning a degree in chemistry from LVC, Fasick earned a doctorate at the
University of Delaware, Neidig's alma mater. He then went on to a long and
successful career at DuPont before retiring in 1993. He continues to be active
in College life, serving as chair of the Board of Trustees.
Fasick still has vivid memories of the former professor, who is now a close
friend. "He knew something about everything. You had the impression right
off the bat that this was a guy who cared about how well you did."
Neidig also made a lasting impression on Louise Hackman Hess 78, whose
career path and personal life both took an unexpected turn thanks to the
teacher's guidance. After being accepted and planning to begin graduate work
at the University of Maryland, Hess had a change of heart and decided to take
some time off from her studies. When she turned to Neidig for direction, he
recommended she call Earl Hess, founder of Lancaster Laboratories, who was
looking for recent chemistry graduates to work for his company. What began
as a transitional job turned into almost 20 years of full-time work — including
12 years as director of quality assurance. The professional turn came with no
regrets, especially since it led her to meet Hess' son, Kenneth, to whom she has
been married for more than 20 years.
"Dr. Neidig took a personal interest in his students," Hess said, recalling
how he would invite her over to his house for supper or write a personal note
expressing appreciation for work well done. "It meant a lot to have my efforts
acknowledged by Dr. Neidig with his busy schedule, but that is just how he
was. He was always a positive and encouraging force."
Neidig, in turn, spoke highly of his former students. "They were excellent
to work with — very quick, very conscientious and able both in the classroom
and laboratory. You don't often find students who excel in both," he said.
Although the professor retired from the College in 1985, he is still reaping the
rewards of his 37-year tenure. "The best part now is to be able to sit down and
chat with Valley science grads. It's just tremendous to learn of their
achievements and activities since leaving the Valley."
President's Report 17
early 30 years ago, Rosemary Yuhas arrived at Lebanon Valley
College to coach in the athletic department. During her tenure
at the Valley, she has touched the lives of thousands of
students. Today as dean of student services, Yuhas continues
to play an active role in the development of the students
personally and as members of the LVC community. Her tireless work on behalf
of the students has left a positive imprint on many of the individuals she has
Beginning in 1973, Dean Yuhas served as a coach in the women's athletic
program. She coached basketball and later lacrosse. Dr. George "Rinso"
Marquette '48 took Yuhas under his wing and served as a mentor, both
professionally and personally. Calling Dr. Marquette a "tremendous influence,"
Yuhas credited him with instilling in her "the Lebanon Valley ethos." In 1991,
she became dean of student services. In this capacity, she oversees health
services, counseling services, student activities, the campus judicial system and
Yuhas fondly remembered students who have gone on to careers in law,
accounting, social work and even, she reported proudly, student services. She
recounted the many changes that have occurred at Lebanon Valley — calling
her experiences challenging and fulfilling. "I am proud of the way students
interacting in a judicial situation can turn their mistakes into positive learning
Her strengths are getting to know each student, continuing to play an
active role in selecting resident assistants (R.A.s), then taking the time to meet
with each one to discuss planning, problem solving and decision making.
Celica Bicocchi D'06, a head R.A. from Hatfield, marvels at Dean Yuhas'
ability to stay on top of things. "She gets to know all her students and, if a
problem comes up, she calls us about it and will check back to see if
everything is all right."
One of the dean's enduring gifts to her students are life lessons that will
extend far beyond LVC. Bicocchi explained, "She has taught us how to balance
our responsibilities with other things in life. I have learned how to be a
student, as well as an authority figure. We are always learning about
deft) & Celica
"She has taught us how
to balance our
other things in life ..."
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Dr. C. E Joseph
George King '68
"If accounting is the
language of business,
economics is the
essence. Dr. Tom gave
me that understanding/
As a child in China, Dr. C.F. Joseph Tom, professor emeritus of
economics, dreamed of being an engineer. In feet, his parents
sent him to the United States in 1939 to pursue that dream.
But time spent in San Francisco and the excitement of trade in
that city sparked his interest in economics, setting him on a
path that ultimately led to the classrooms of Lebanon Valley College.
"Economics is about allocating resources . . . but it is a very practical way of
thinking," Dr. Tom said. "I tried to make it basic so that students could see that
it's applicable to everybody in any situation. I wanted them to ask themselves,
'How am I going to make my decision?' I encouraged them to think."
One individual directly influenced by Dr. Tom was George King '68, to
whom Dr. Tom refers as "one of my best students." Until his first day in Dr.
Tom's economic geography class. King thought he would be an English major.
But, as good fortune would have it, Dr. Tom began by asking his students to
draw from memory a map of the world. That simple act — challenging his
students to think about the world around them — is one of the defining
moments King credits with revealing his true calling.
"What Dr. Tom taught was to evaluate things in a very rational way, to
whittle things down to their basic elements," King explained. "If accounting is
the language of business, economics is the essence. Dr. Tom gave me that
King is chief financial officer of Energy Intelligence Group, an international
publisher of petroleum trade journals, as well as president of RWS Energy
Services, which specializes in energy industry investments. He travels
extensively and has lived overseas, noting that it was Dr. Tom's classes that
piqued his interest in the rest of the world. "I would be completely bored in a
company that only did business in this country."
The international culture of Energy Intelligence Group also became a
professional home for Jarka Slesingerova '99, who joined King at the firm in
1999. Slesingerova had always planned to attend the University of Prague in
her native Czech Republic. When that did not happen, a fortuitous friendship
with a fellow LVC graduate working with her at Project HOPE enabled her to
come to the U.S. and finish her education. Although there were initially no job
openings when she contacted King, Slesingerova was persistent. "I liked her,
and I liked her work ethic," King elaborated. "I know when I am hiring
someone from LVC, we are speaking the same language."
Slesingerova agreed that her experience at Lebanon Valley has influenced
her greatly. "I like the networking," she stated. "You can actually get in touch
with people who have been through the same things as you."
President's Repprt 21
Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants to Lebanon Valley College
PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL
PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL
•Categories overlap; trustees are included in alumni, friends and parents.
22 Lebanon Valley College
Statement of Activities
For year ended June 30
REVENUES AND OTHER ADDITIONS
EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL:
Tuition and fees
(net of institutional financial aid)
Gifts and private grants
GAINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET
TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER ADDITIONS
15% GIFTS AND
55% TUITION AND
FEES (net of
5% GOVERNMENT GRANTS
EXPENDITURES AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS
Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. 1 16, 1 17 and 124.
Source: 2001-02 audited financial statements, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL:
Operation and Maintenance of Plant
Student Aid (government)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS
NET ASSETS BEGINNING OF YEAR
NET ASSETS END OF YEAR
18% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES
9% OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT
1% PUBLIC SERVICES
6% ACADEMIC SUPPORT
9% STUDENT SERVICES
President's Report 23
John A. Synodinos
September 6, 1934 - Dn ember 26, 2002
"Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would not have set out
She has nothing left to give you now."
24 Lebanon Valley College
Board of Trustees 2001-2002
Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55
Dr. E.H. Arnold
Katherine J. Bishop
Harry B. Yost '62
Deborah R. Fullam '81
Darwin G. Glick '58
Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Supervisor of Pupil Services, Capital Area
Intermediate Unit #15 (2004)
E.H. Arnold, B.A., L.H.D.
Chairman, Arnold Logistics (2002)
RyanJ. Arnold '03
Student, Lebanon Valley College (2003)
Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.S.
President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation (2003)
Rev. Alfred T. Day III, B.A., M.Div.
Senior Pastor First United Methodist Church (2004)
Michael A. Day, B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, Lebanon Valley College (2004)
Wesley T. Dellinger 75, CRS, GRI, CSP, B.S.
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate (2003)
Sheila E. Dow-Ford, B.A., J.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel of the
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S.
President, Gannett Fleming, Inc. (2002)
Scott H. Eggert, B.F.A., M.A., D.M.A.
Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College (2002)
Ross W. Fasick '55, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de
Nemours and Co. (2004)
Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S.
Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel, C.P.A.
A.L. "Jim" Hanford III, B.A.
President, Ladd Hanford Motors, Inc. (2003)
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. (2002)
John F. Jurasits P'03, B.S.
Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, Inc.
F. Obai Kabia 73, B.S., M.P.A.
Political Affairs Officer, United Nations (2004)
William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D.
Retired Senior Vice President and Secretary, Hershey
Foods Corporation (2002)
Richard C. Miller, B.S., M.S., D.P.E.
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Benedict
James A. Mitchell Jr. '58, B.S., M.B.A.
Retired Corporate Insurance Manager, E.I. DuPont de
Nemours and Co. (2004)
G. David Pollick, B.A., M.A., Ph.L., Ph.D.
President, Lebanon Valley College
George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S.
Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance
Commissioner, State of Connecticut (2004)
Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., L.H.D.
Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. (2002)
Richard T. Reynolds, B.S.
President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc.
Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.S.
Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines
Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S.
President, Echo Data Services, Inc. (2004)
James W. Scott, B.A, Ph.D.
Professor of German, Lebanon Valley College (2003)
Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Wilsbach
Distributors, Inc. (2003)
Janine A. Storti '02
Student, Lebanon Valley College (2002)
John A. Synodinos, B.S., M.S.E., L.H.D.
President Emeritus, Lebanon Valley College (2003)
The Honorable John Walter '53, B.S., J.D.
Retired President Judge, Lebanon County Court of
Common Pleas; Associate, Kreamer Funeral Home,
Albertine P. Washington, B.A., P.D.
Retired Elementary Teacher, Lebanon School District
Nadine P. Wethington 73, B.S., M.A.
Quality Consultant, INOVA Health System (2003)
J. Dennis Williams, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.D.
Retired Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church
Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com.
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. (2002)
Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LL.M.
Attorney & Senior Partner, Appel & Yost (2003)
Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B., LL.B., Realtor; Commercial
and Industrial Developer
Eugene C. Fish, Esq., B.S., J.D., L.H.D.
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.;
Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company;
Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter
Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S.
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc.
Martin L. Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey
International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation
Rev. Thomas W. Guinivan '39, A.B., M.Div., D.D.;
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A.
Retired Business Executive
Gerald D. Kauffman '44, A.B., M.Div., D.D.
Officer of the Courts, County of Cumberland; Pastor
Emeritus, Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle
Allan W. Mund, LL.D., D.B.A.
Retired Chairman of the Board, Ellicott Machine
Harold S. Peiffer '42, A.B., S.T.M., Th.M., D.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Kenneth H. Plummer
Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc.
F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, B.S., LL.D.
Retired, Ernst & Young C.P.A.
Daniel L. Shearer '38, A.B., S.T.M., D.D.
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Central
Morton Spector, L.H.D.
Treasurer, Design House Kitchens and Appliances,
Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci.
Retired Consultant (Chemical Carciogenesis and
Toxicology), National Cancer Institute
Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci.
Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc.
E.D. Williams Jr., L.H.D.
Suzanne H. Arnold, L.H.D.
Community Leader and Philanthropist
Bishop Neil L. Irons, B.A, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., D.D.
Bishop, The United Methodist Church
Anne B. Sweigart, B.S., LL.D., L.H.D., D.P.S.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
D&E Communications, Inc.
Bishop Peter D. Weaver, B.A., M.Div., Th.D., D.D.,
LL.D.; Resident Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of
The United Methodist Church
Stephen H. Roberts '65, Chair
Samuel A. Willman '67, Vice Chair
Kristen R. Angstadt 74
Wesley T. Dellinger 75
Sheila E. Dow-Ford
Ross W. Fasick '55
Darwin G. Glick '58
A.L. "Jim" Hanford III
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger
John F. Jurasits
Donald W. Lesher
G. David Pollick
Thomas C. Reinhart '58
Bruce R. Rismiller '59
Kristie Beth Ritter '04
James W. Scott
Glen L. Steinbach
Janine A. Storti '02
John A. Synodinos
David G. Thompson '65
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